What is a DAB RIG?
Dab Rigs are used to take dabs with concentrate or wax. Rigs come in a variety of sizes, including a small, medium, or large pipe. The main components of a dab-rig’s body are the stem, chamber and percolator section. These sections may or not contain water. Dab are extremely popular as dabs provide larger hits and a higher level of THC than traditional herb pieces. They are also more pure and clean. When smoked, dabs don’t emit a harsh odor.
Each piece of the dab rig is made up of several pieces, which can be modified depending on how it is used. These pieces include the dab tool, wax and blowtorch. The dab rig’s stem is usually attached to the nail. It can be made from ceramic, glass, titanium or quartz. The material you choose depends on your taste, price, durability, appearance and aesthetic preferences. The tip of the dabber is attached to the nail. Once the wax has been burned, it is placed on the nail. You must heat the nail to the right temperature for the wax that you are using before you can take a dab. This is something you should consult your budtender or look up. There are many types to choose from, including titanium and silicone.
DAB RIGS TYPES
GLASS DAB RIG
The most popular choice for dab users is the glass dab rig. Glass offers many benefits, including customization and durability. If properly maintained, glass can be cut into many shapes and sizes. It also provides a delicious hit and clean taste. Although glass rigs are fragile, the customization and appearance of glass dab rings is what makes them so popular among dab enthusiasts.
DAB RIGS CHEAP
There are many cheaper options for dab rigs that can provide smooth and enjoyable experiences. However, these options have a few drawbacks. They lack customization and are less durable and can be difficult to keep clean for extended periods. Vape chamber pens are the cheapest option for dab rigs. These pens allow you to place the wax in a dome chamber, and then burn it by pressing the button. These pens are very cheap and have a short battery life. They can also be used for a limited time. You will almost always get what you pay when it comes to dab-rigs.
SILICONE DAB RIG
Silicone dab rings are a popular choice for beginners. They also offer many benefits that make dabbing easy and enjoyable. silicone pieces have a unique look and offer more customization and color options than their quartz and glass counterparts. They are soft and cushioned, which reduces stress and the chance of an accidental injury during dab sessions.
ELECTRIC DAB RIG
The simplest and most effective way to dab is with an electric dab rig, also known as e-nails. You can get these electronic varieties in either a full rig, or as a single nail. They provide consistent temperature dabs. The e-rig keeps the nail at a constant temperature for as long as it’s turned on. The pain of heating your nails with a torch is eliminated. Also, electric dab rigs eliminate the guesswork involved in getting the nail heated to the correct temperature. Because of their simplicity and efficiency, E rigs are a popular choice for dabpers all over the world.
PREPARING FOR DABBING WITH THE RIG:
It is crucial to prepare for the high temperatures involved in taking dabs. Make sure that your nail fits snugly onto your rig, there are no air leaks, and your blowtorch is ready to go. Finally, make sure the wax is on the tip of the dabber. To ensure your nail is clean, heat it up until it reaches a red hot temperature. Make sure to burn any stains and debris off before you take hits. You should ensure that the heating material can withstand the heat. Some nails are not able to withstand high temperatures near the end.
HEATING THE NAIL
The type of nail you use to heat your rig will determine how you heat it. For regular nails, heat must be applied externally in the form of a blowtorch. E nails can be manually adjusted to the desired dabbing temperature. You can simply heat your new e-nail to the right temperature and then use it whenever you like. It is best to keep your throat cool and not burn. Quartz nails are thicker than other materials and can hold heat for up to 30 seconds. If heated to the point where they become red hot, it takes them about 30 seconds to cool down to a comfortable temperature to dab. Thinner nails heat quicker and cool faster, while thicker quartz nails retain heat better and take longer to reach the ideal dabbing temperature.
Domeless nails are the most common type of nail used by dabbers. These nails are easier to heat and can be used with a carb cap to make the most of every hit. Domeless nails are easier to heat and hit, but they are not as easy to open to airflow.
APPLICATION OF THE WAX
After the nail has been heated to your liking, you can stop applying the wax and simply touch the wax onto the nail. Wait until the red color is gone before you lower the heat. The wax should immediately turn to vapor once it has been applied. The process is quite straightforward, despite the many tricks and tips you will hear from other dabbers. You will find an end piece on your dabber. It could be a shovel, point, or some other type of end piece. This is the area where your concentrate should stick to and where you’ll apply wax to the nail. It is crucial to be precise when handling shatter. Too much force or pressing too hard could cause your precious glass to break.
After the wax has been attached to your tool’s end, heat the nail. The time it takes will depend on the material of the nail. When the nail has reached the desired temperature, inhale and then apply the wax-tipped dabber to the inside of your nail. This will ensure that all wax is melted into the nail. The dabber should show the wax fully melting into the nail. After the wax has melted, take off the dabber. Cover the nail with a carbcap if necessary and continue to dab until the smoke clears. After you’re done, let the nail and tip cool down.
CARB CAP USE:
Carb caps cover the dab you took. They ensure that all wax is properly burned and made it into the hit. Car caps are usually made from silicone and allow for the extraction of all vapor from a dab. If left out in the open air for too much, the wax may evaporate into the atmosphere and not make its way down to the main chamber. Once all the wax has melted off the end of your dabber remove it from the nail. Seal the nail with your carb cap to ensure your hits receive all the wax that was on the dabber.
HOW TO CLEAN A DAB RIG
Cleaning the rig requires multiple steps as both the body and nail require different cleaning methods. To clean the nail, heat it with a torch until it turns red hot. Repeat this several times until your nail becomes clear. The residue should then burn off. You can clean your rig’s body with traditional bong cleaning products or a salt-and-cleaning alcohol mixture with water. Warm water should be used to rinse the body. Then, add salt and alcohol to the container and shake it. Rinse it off. You can repeat this procedure as many times you need to get the desired clean.
DAB CONTAINERS & DABBERS
Many dabbers can be used with a shovel, ballpoint or pinpoint tip. They are available in many materials, including quartz, glass and silicone. A style of dabber called a carb cap dabber allows you to combine the steps of carb capping with applying the dab using the dabber. You don’t have to reach for the dabber and exchange it for a carb-cap mid-hit. Instead, you can finish your dabs like a professional with a carb cap/dabber hybrid.
The easiest dab containers to use are those that are easy to use. This will ensure that your wax lasts longer. Silicone is the most popular type of wax storage container and can be made in almost any size or shape you want.
TIPS FOR DABBING
A dabber can be used as a tool for maintenance and cleaning. It can also double as an all-purpose, resourceful smoking device. Your dabber can be used to optimize and clean your smoking area. If they are difficult to reach, dabbers can clean out bong bowls, glass pipes, and dry herb vapes. They have either fine or blunt tips that can be used to clear clogged canals and bowls. A fine-point tool can help you to make it easier to clean and break up any stubborn or hardened material.
It is also a good idea to have removal dabber tips or flower bowls so that you don’t have to use multiple rigs. A detachable filter attachment is a great way to separate the wax and flower hits so that they don’t affect their taste.
Be careful with hot objects. Use a carb cap to smooth vape, don’t waste wax and apply wax evenly.
VAPING WAX VS. DABBING
While vaping is very similar to dabbing wax there are many differences. However, dabbing with a rig allows you to have more control over the variables. Although vaping wax is a potent and enjoyable way to smoke, it cannot compare to a home-rig’s size and customization capabilities.
WHERE CAN I BUY A DAB RIG
You can find dabbers and containers as well as all the accessories needed to get started in a variety of places, including head shops, gas stations, smoke shops, and head shops. Read our guides here: